The Velocity continues to get my attention... big time!
This would be a very nice project, but I would need to like using a sanding
bloc and I would need a lot more money as well!
Talking about the Velocity, one was for sale on site
Want to buy a bigger plane??? Here is one for you!
Coming back to reality, I had the chance to sit in the
S45-Mystere, to be produced in St-Jean sur Richelieu (Quebec and just 1/2 hour
away from home). This is the successor to the S44-Mystere prototype
which crashed during a test flight because of an engine failure. One of
the partners died in that accident. The other partner decided to create
a new plane model based on the same concept, but that time, the plane would
use a "true" aircraft engine (a Lycoming). The plane is a bit
bigger and is supposed to fly in September 2000.
It is really a beautiful model that offers great visibility,
seating comforts... The wing is located behind the front seat.. so the
pilot has a perfect downward view (despites that this is a low-wing aircraft).
I also sat in the Super-Chipmunk, built and sold by Gilles
Leger. The wings are the original De Havilland ones, but the fuselage
was redesigned to accommodate larger pilot and passenger. When I sat in
the plane, I felt really small (and I am a 5'11", 200lb guy). There
is a web-site that present this plane... if my spelling is right, this is
You have a bit more money? ... and you want to go fast?...
This is the project for you! Ahhhh... let's keep dreaming.
One plane that always get my attention is the Gee Bee. I
could not imagine that an individual would be crazy enough to fly that plane
until I saw it. Stall speed is 100mph and approach speed is
140mph. During landing, the pilot has absolutely no visibility and flies
by feeling (well, this is what I understood from the announcer).
I can imagine that the super-skilled pilot that flies this toy
would not be excited by a ride in a 152...